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Fort de la Marguerie

Fort de la Marguerie is a high mountain fort at an elevation of 1.842 m (6,043 ft) above the sea level, located in the Maritime Alps, close to the border between France and Italy.

The road to the fort is extreme. It’s gravel, steep, and very narrow.  Drive sensibly it is not difficult terrain, but you must respect the fact other users may not be in a vehicle so drive slowly.

The fort has several names: Forte Margheria, Fort de la Marguerite, Fort de la Marguerie and Forte Margaria. This Italian fort was built from 1882 to 1887 and used during both world wars. The fort and surrounding area became French soil after the Paris Peace Treaties in 1947.
This road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime and can sometimes block some sections of the road, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. Conditions can change quickly and be harsh. The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall.
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